I have been a reader of Pine Tree Politics since its founding in November 2008. Along with As Maine Goes, I found it to be a wonderful resource for the goings on when it came to Maine politics. I was disappointed when Matt Gagnon announced that he would go on hiatus from writing on the site due to his new employment with Sen. Collins in Washington, D.C.
Since then, and just before his hiatus, Pine Tree Politics merged with the blog known as Augusta Insider. I personally thought this was a terrible idea, as I found the writing and authors of Augusta Insider less than remarkable (to be fair, I think Derek Viger does a good job). But then PTP started subjecting its readers to articles written by the likes of Anna Trevorrow, Cynthia Dill (yes, that Cynthia Dill), and Mike Elliott. I started checking PTP less often, but now I have noticed that the last new posting occured on December 17, 2010. Odd for a website that was previously posting almost every other day. At first I chalked this up to the holiday season, but that has long since come and gone.
Is PTP dead and the Augusta Insiders are just standing around waiting to pull the plug on Matt Gagnon's brain child?